Five stars for Eurostar as it announced its “Tread Lightly” campaign on Friday 1 June. The European train company will cut emissions from its operations by 25% by 2012. It also presented a 10-point green plan to accompany its energy savings initiative. Can Ryanair and Virgin Express do better?
EU environment ministers had an informal meeting in Essen, Germany to discuss about an ecological industrial policy for Europe. See the German environment minister’s press release. I wonder whether EU industry commissioner Verheugen was listening? On the other hand, the German Presidency’s summary of the ministers’ debate has some very encouraging conclusions. I will be coming back to this paper later.